Saturday, April 1, 2017

Horrors of The Scale!

I knew it wasn't going to be pretty.  I'm stubborn and I: 
*Eat when I'm hungry
*Eat when I'm with friends
*Eat when I'm stressed
*Allow myself treats as a reward for putting up with everything I put up with
*Feel deprived if I had to miss a meal
*Eating comes before all else.  
*Get the shakes if I don't eat, so I overeat to avoid it
*Socializing is always over food
*We always get the appetizers when there are 3 or more of us
*We LOVE craft beer
*I have a sweet tooth about once a week
*We eat late and then I go to bed not long after
*I love burgahs
*I love pizza
*I love Nashville Hot Chicken - or heck Fried Chicken of any kind
*I love breakfast sandwiches with egg, cheese, and bacon
*I eat ALL my food with sauces, dressings, and extras
*I love gravy
*I am a foodie tried and true and a foodie critic if you read my blog
*We have to try every new restaurant in Nashville which keeps us quite busy
*I have a husband that cooks good food
*My salads have wonderful fattening foods atop them - and dressing
*I love cheese
*I love mayo
*I love Baskin Robins ice cream and Wendy's Frosties and DQ's mini blizzards
*I love Starbuck's Frappucino's
*I crave Taco Bell's Baja Blast Freeze
*I love crave Coca Cola's Ginger Coke
*I eat a lot of nuts between meals
*I never take time to exercise

All that makes for some disappointment when facing the facts at the next doctor check up.  Cholesterol at the roof and weight gain.  Doc wanting to add Statins and I'm saying no - for now.  We'll see.
But it was enough to shock me into reality.  Again.  
I don't know about the sugar.  I think we have to wait for the blood tests.  
However, one can only imagine that it's not too good either if everything else is going in the wrong direction. 

So, I guess I'll be trying harder.  I have tried to make better selections, but it's the number of rewards and treats and socializing meals that pile up and get me in trouble.  All of the above gets me in trouble.  What starts out as few and far between, ends of being "quite often".  The negotiations begin.  "I'll have this today and be good tomorrow".  Yeah right. 

So Mom says: 
*Eat healthy 80%
*Eat some of your favorites 20%

A friend says: 
*Eat like a King for Breakfast
*Eat like a Prince for Lunch
*Eat like a Pauper for the Evening Meal

The doc says: 
*Eat a low fat diet and here is a chart!
*Exercise 30 minutes a day
*Take statins to keep from having a stroke or heart attack
*Keep up the BP meds
*Don't eat white foods (sugar)

George says: 
*Don't eat breakfast and don't eat much lunch
*We'll eat good at night
*George suggests I cook so we eat earlier 

What do you say?  

I do have a plan in works to help me eat better.  But I'm still pondering.  I'm probably going to make up some cheat sheets for myself as far as breakfast and lunch ideas (grocery store lists).  We eat on the go so much.  So I'll have to scan all the fast foods places and see which is the least fattening thing although I know it's all fattening.  But at least I'll go for the lesser of all the evils.  I'll have to work in a schedule for exercise and that is going to be the hard part.  If morning I won't get to blog.  If evening, I won't get to do ____________.  Whatever.  Dinner will be later.  Right now evening is looking to be it.  I don't want to give up blogging.  I guess I'd rather give up reading or watching a show.  It's only 30 minutes - but sometimes 30 minutes is all the free time in the evening I get.  I'm just going to pray about it.  But I need to work on the schedule and the menus.  

I can't do what George says.  My body is opposite of his.  I will have to eat something probably every 4 to 6 hours.  I will have to have something within the first 3 to 4 hours that I'm awake.   I think I will need to eat a light breakfast, a medium lunch (salad, soup, whole grain sandwich, etc.), then eat a healthy snack mid afternoon - like carrots -  and a very lite dinner - chicken salad and whole grain crackers, baked chicken and steamed veggies, etc.  I'm all up for doing some cooking myself for us.  I can take my kitchen back!  I would love that for a while as George takes over the yard for this summer.  

Anyway, yeah, things are going to have to change and a lot going on in my mind. 
There are a number of things I can do I think that will help the situation. 
I can plan some walking dates with friends also.  

Life is really busy and full right now. A lot of things going on the calendar.  Fun things too.  If I can sit down and actually have time to put them on the calendar.  lol I need to pack for my trip which is Monday through Wednesday of next week.   

Today is the Southern Women's Show and I'm meeting Katy for breakfast and we'll probably eat all day so I'll have to make some good decisions.  :-O  If it looks good and I think it tastes good - don't eat it!  lol

My first question to God when I meet Him will be: Why was everything that tasted good bad for ya? And everything that didn't taste as good, Good for ya?

Tomorrow we go to George's Mom's House to work in it.  I'm sure George and his sister will be working/planning on how to handle the sale.  I'm not sure when I'm going to get to pack and do laundry.  

Anyway, better go and get ready for this Women's show.  I'm looking for shoes, handbags, and jewelry.  And mainly just a good fun day with my daughter.  

Ya'll have a great weekend!


  1. It's so true everything that we crave seems to be bad for us. My thoughts are everything in moderation....One of my DIL's has had great success with Weight Watchers. One of my son's did the South Beach diet with success too. Exercise is important especially when you have a desk job. So far so good for me. Enjoy that daughter time today !

  2. I am struggling myself. I drink protein drinks and smoothies and try not to eat sugar or bread. I slipped up today and had a fish sandwich from Fatz. Instead of fries I got a baked sweet potato. But I had Birthday cake. So I blew it. The one thing that works really good for me is swimming. I lose weight fast and can eat normal. Eat a lot of fish and chicken. Little read meat. Thai food is so healthy. I need to get my wok out and make more stir fry. Vegetables are so good for us. And it is about time for farmers markers to open. That will help so much.

  3. I have lost just over 23kg - that is over 50 pounds - in the past year and three months. How did I do that? I had to get real with myself.

    I will leave this comment, though I don't know if you live a life where you are ready to get real about this. You love your burgahs too much. :)

    The truth is, I used to eat way too much. My portions were too large. I loved all the white foods too much. Those foods actually make me MORE hungry - and for me they slow my digestion to a snail crawl.

    If it were me, and I did want to get real and take charge of this, knowing what I know now, I would buy a nutri-ninja and have my protein shakes for lunch at work every single day. That would avoid having to go places you don't enjoy because of the people there, and it would also cost you a lot less calories. My protein shake is just over 320 calories, it fills me up all afternoon, and I actually really love the flavour.

    Mine is 250ml (8oz) almond milk, 40g raw protein, half a frozen banana (add in a second one if you want to make it last even longer, it makes a super cold super thick smoothie) 10g PB2 (peanut butter powder), 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cocoa (or cacao) powder. Whiz it with the nutri-ninja, awesomeness is served. It takes me a good 30 minutes to drink usually. You could add in yoghurt if you like.

    All those fast food places you visit for lunch are making their money off you, and they are feeding you processed junk which is doing bad things to your body. Every choice you make counts, every food you put into your mouth counts, and unless you start using something like myfitnesspal and see how many calories you are really consuming, you will keep making bad choices for your body - and that is exactly what those fast food places want you to do. That is how their CEOs afford their jets and flashy lifestyles!

    The battle is won in the kitchen, not with exercise. Even so, I do make sure to get my 30 minutes a day 6 days a week. I have a treadmill in front of the tv, and I watch a show while I work out.

    Now that I have got to a weight where I want to maintain, I can have an occasional meal where I make a bad decision. I can have that occasional burger - though now that I have learned what those burger buns do to my digestion, I really don't enjoy them as much as I once did.

    I make sure to have at least one dark chocolate each day, and every night I enjoy an apple and peanut butter snack - but I weigh out the peanut butter to make sure I don't have too much. NO soda for me, ever, but soda water made with the soda stream is my daily drink of choice.

    If you want it, you can do it. But you have to want it, and you have to be prepared to get real about it, not just to get down to X size for X reason temporarily - you have to want to get to a healthy place for yourself for life.

  4. Just be you and do the best you can. That's all you can do. Anything else sets you up for failure.

  5. Ken on special diet and losing weight. First secret no not any sugar. Only natural sugar from his two fruits a day. This works because the fruit has fiber that makes the sugar digest differently. We are eating more white foods. Etc


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